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Strengthening monitoring approaches and practices: challenges, opportunities and perspectives

Organized by | World Food Programme (WFP)

Single Session
| Online
| English
About the Event
The concept note of the 2023 edition of gLOCAL emphasises that monitoring, alongside performance measurement and evaluation do not take place in a vacuum. Those functions need to be adapted to the local socio-demographic context and culture. They need to be embedded in an institutional context and broader socio, economic and political environment; finally, they need to be open to creative partnerships and pursue innovative solutions.
Against this backdrop, the recently completed synthesis of evidence and lessons from WFP's evaluations on performance measurement and Monitoring (2018-2021) can provide a broad backdrop to stimulate a discussion from different angles around the topical issues outlined in the conference concept note.
Specifically, the panel will tackle the following questions:
(1) How can the complementarity between the monitoring and the evaluation functions be strengthened? Which approaches are being explored to ensure greater synergy between the two functions – at different levels (corporate, regional, and country level)?
(2) What can be done to ensure greater balance between using monitoring data for accountability and reporting purpose, and monitoring data used to inform programme adjustments and learning?
(3) How can country-level monitoring and evaluation systems be set up and supported to be responsive to different demands? (i.a. demands of monitoring data for corporate performance measurement and reporting purposes; and demands for specific evidence from external stakeholders (including but not limited to donors).
The panel will be moderated by the WFP Office of Evaluation, drawing from the recent WFP evaluation synthesis on monitoring, and feature contributions from:
- FAO reflecting on the recent Evaluation Strategy (2023-2025) and ongoing initiatives around strengthening the monitoring function.
- the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) drawing on a series of think pieces and papers focusing on the future of M&E
- WFP Country Office Sudan showcasing some practical experience of ongoing efforts to ensure country-level monitoring and evaluation systems perform effectively and are fit for purpose.


Wilson Kaikai | WFP Programme Officer (M&E)
Wilson Kaikai is currently the head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning at WFP South Sudan Country Office, responsible for evidence generation for accountability, learning and adaptive programming. Before joining WFP, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), RTI International, Engility Corporation, and Technoserve International. He has over 20 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of projects implemented by the private, public and not-for-profit organizations and the United Nations- Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. Wilson has a background in Economics, Business Studies, project management and monitoring and evaluation.
Hana Abul Husn (ALNAP) | Senior Research Officer
Hana Abul Husn joined ALNAP in 2022 as a Senior Research Officer. She is responsible for engaging and exchanging with ALNAP’s varied audiences on Evaluation, Learning and Accountability. Prior to ALNAP, Hana held facilitator, researcher, and monitoring & evaluation roles in Lebanon for local and international NGOs, and UN agencies. And more recently as part of a global program quality team. Hana has a background in International Relations, Law, and Psychology.
Amélie Solal-Céligny (FAO) | Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Amélie Solal-Céligny is an evaluation officer in OED where she carries out country programme evaluations and coordinated project evaluations. Amélie has more than 15 years of work experience in food security analysis, nutrition assessment, M&E and evaluation, mostly with UN organizations (FAO, WFP, IFAD). Before joining OED, Amélie served as M&E Officer in FAO Regional Office for Africa, where she developed the regional M&E network, led M&E capacity building activities in the region, and participated in the development of M&E systems for country programming frameworks and their alignment with FAO strategic objectives and regional initiatives.


Francesca Bonino (WFP) Evaluation Officer
Francesca Bonino is an Evaluation Officer at the World Food Programme, where she focuses on managing evaluation synthesis and evaluation of corporate policies. With 15 years of experience within and outside the UN, she previously worked with the Evaluation Service of UNHCR, with OCHA, and with the ALNAP Secretariat, leading on their humanitarian evaluation portfolio.

Topics and themes

  • M&E Use and Advocacy
  • M&E Approaches and Methods
  • Monitoring

When and Where?

  • May 31, 2023 Duration: 1h 15m
  • Italy
    Europe and Central Asia